Asian Art Auction

June 13, 2016

LOT 93
A Rare Chinese Pink-Ground Cloisonné  Medallion Vase, Late 19th Century
  • A Rare Chinese Pink-Ground Cloisonné  Medallion Vase, Late 19th Century
  • A Rare Chinese Pink-Ground Cloisonné  Medallion Vase, Late 19th Century

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A Rare Chinese Pink-Ground Cloisonné Medallion Vase, Late 19th Century

19世紀晚期 掐絲琺瑯粉紅地花卉圖瓶

Supported on a gently splayed foot, rising to a bulbous body which tapers to a flared rim, with vibrant floral sprays on a pink ground, punctuated by contrasting black floral bands beneath the neck and around the foot
height 8.9" — 22.5 cm.

Estimate $600-$800

Realised: $922.50
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Pink enamel is rare, and did not exist in China until the Yongzheng - Qianlong period. It was first introduced through an exchange with the west, and slowly began appearing in Chinese works. Pink translates as ‘foreign colour’.

Provenance:

The Collection of Harold Gordon Groves (lots 85-120)

Harold Groves was a true collector; passionate, dedicated and curious. He amassed his collection over sixty-five years, and was meticulous in its procurement, operating with the principle that one ought to purchase the highest quality piece they could afford, and then upgrade it whenever possible. He learned as much as he could about the artists and their craft, informing himself through reference books and art texts, which helped enlighten the process of his collecting. He also travelled extensively through Europe and Asia in the 1960s and 1970s, not only to seek pieces, but to learn about the artists, witness their craftsmanship first hand, and immerse himself in the culture that bore the art. Harold became a respected member within the community of collectors, with fellow experts often seeking his advice and guidance. Several pieces of his collection were also displayed in museum exhibits and galleries across North America. Harold’s deep and enduring passion for Asian art was truly inspiring, and motivated his children to build art collections of their own.

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Origin: China
Wares: Vase